New British Envoy Visits Syrian Coalition to Discuss Mechanisms to Activate Political Process

President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif on Tuesday met with the UK Special Representative for Syria Martin Longden and discussed with him the latest political and field developments, especially the situation in the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. The meeting was attended by the Coalition’s vice-presidents and members of the political committee. This is the first meeting with Longden who has recently succeeded Gareth Bayley as the UK envoy to Syria. The two sides discussed the developments of the political process and the Riyadh opposition conference due to be held later this month. They stressed need to activate … Continue reading New British Envoy Visits Syrian Coalition to Discuss Mechanisms to Activate Political Process

Rights Group: Assad Regime’s Violations of UN Resolutions & Killing of Civilians Continue Unabated

An independent rights group confirmed that the Assad regime continues to violate international resolutions by dropping barrel bombs on residential areas and causing civilian casualties. In a new report released on Sunday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it documented no fewer than 216 barrel bombs attacks by the Assad regime during the month of September. The report indicated that the majority of these attacks took place in the provinces of Rural Damascus, Hama, and Deir Ezzor. The Network pointed out that the attacks claimed the lives of eight civilians, including five children and three women. The … Continue reading Rights Group: Assad Regime’s Violations of UN Resolutions & Killing of Civilians Continue Unabated

Seif Reaffirms Commitment to Political Transition in Meeting With French Envoy

President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif met with the French special envoy to Syria, Franck Gellet, to discuss the latest developments in the political process and the situation on the ground in Syria. The two sides stressed to the need to restart the political process to reach a just political solution in accordance with UN resolutions, most importantly of the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UNSC resolution 2254. The two sides also reaffirmed the close, friendly relations between the Syrian and French peoples as well as the Syrian people’s rights to freedom and dignity. Seif stressed the importance of … Continue reading Seif Reaffirms Commitment to Political Transition in Meeting With French Envoy

Syrian Coalition Calls for Protecting Civilians & Reviving Political Process in Meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif urged the United States to step up efforts to revive the political process within the framework of the Geneva negotiations. Seif emphasized the friendly countries’ responsibilities to ensure protection for the Syrian people. Seif made these remarks during a meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Ratney at the Coalition’s headquarters in Istanbul on Friday. The meeting was also attended by member of the Coalition’s political committee Hadi al-Bahra. Seif presented his guest with two memoranda on the war crimes being committed against civilians in Deir Ezzor province resulting in mass … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Calls for Protecting Civilians & Reviving Political Process in Meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Russia & Iran Dominate Assad Regime’s Institutions & are Partners in its Crimes

Officials in the Syrian Coalition said that Russia and Iran completely dominate the Assad regime and its institutions, adding that Russian and Iran are partners in the war crimes being committed against the Syrian people. The Coalition officials made these remarks during a teleconference with leaders in the town of Dumair the Qalamoun area on Wednesday. “Haitham al-Maleh, head of the Coalition’s legal committee, said that they are documenting and collecting evidence about all crimes being committed by the Assad regime, Russia and Iran against the Syrian people.” He added that the Coalition regularly addresses the United Nations and the … Continue reading Russia & Iran Dominate Assad Regime’s Institutions & are Partners in its Crimes

SNHR: Nearly 1,000 Civilians Were Killed in Assad Regime & Russian Airstrikes in September

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had documented the deaths of 912 civilians at the hands of the Assad regime and in airstrikes by the Russian forces during the month of September. In a new report released on Monday, the Network said that 498 civilians were killed by the Assad regime, including 101 children and 83 women in September. It pointed out that 33 more civilians people were killed under torture. The monitoring group said it had documented the deaths of 207 civilians, including 45 children and 31 women, in suspected Russian airstrikes mostly in Idlib … Continue reading SNHR: Nearly 1,000 Civilians Were Killed in Assad Regime & Russian Airstrikes in September

Rights Group: Assad Regime & Russia Targeted 46 Vital Civilian Centers in Idlib

A rights group said that Russia and the Assad regime launched military attacks against civilians as well as medical and service centers in Idlib and its countryside. The Syrian Coalition said that these attacks constitute “war crimes under international law and international humanitarian law.” The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that the Assad regime and Russian air forces conducted no fewer than 714 airstrikes, including 13 with the use of barrel bombs on Idlib province in the period between 19-27 September. The attacks targeted mainly vital civilian centers such as health facilities, civil defense centers, schools and service … Continue reading Rights Group: Assad Regime & Russia Targeted 46 Vital Civilian Centers in Idlib